Search found 371 matches

by Digger
Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: B767 Troubles, the latest news.
Replies: 22
Views: 1804

Re: B767 Troubles, the latest news.

News report file footage shows two MD-80's and one 757.
At least they're jets...
by Digger
Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:20 am
Forum: Military Aviation Discussion
Topic: Video of May 2009 Harrier crash Kandahar
Replies: 5
Views: 1052

Re: Video of May 2009 Harrier crash Kandahar

Gee. You'd think they wouldn't let him take off until they were sure he'd have the landing part figured out every time...
by Digger
Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation Discussion
Topic: Video of May 2009 Harrier crash Kandahar
Replies: 5
Views: 1052

Re: Video of May 2009 Harrier crash Kandahar

So what happened there? It seemed to be a good airplane til landing. And the fact that the equipment wasn't waiting would seem to indicate that nobody was expecting trouble.
by Digger
Mon May 10, 2010 2:43 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: If you dont give us 31R we will declare emergency.
Replies: 26
Views: 1760

Re: If you dont give us 31R we will declare emergency.

Read again Giles, saying you're going to declare changes nothing, until you actually do. Maybe there in the great white north, but in the US, 7110.65T specifies: 10-1-1. EMERGENCY DETERMINATIONS a. An emergency can be either a Distress or an Urgency condition as defined in the “Pilot/Controller Glo...
by Digger
Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:16 am
Forum: Political Discussion Forum
Topic: US army murder footage released
Replies: 91
Views: 9175

Re: US army murder footage released

Can anyone spot the obvious solution?
They need to stop being the Taliban and be nice people instead. Once everybody there is nice, the troops can leave. Pretty simple really...
by Digger
Sat Apr 10, 2010 7:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Polish president's plane crashes in Russia
Replies: 69
Views: 5208

Re: Polish president's plane crashes in Russia

When I heard about the fog and the 3 go-arounds before it was my instant thought who it was to force the landing in those unsuitable conditions. Of course you never know but I find it hard to believe it was the pilot ... Was the aircraft equipped with a CVR? It is hard to imagine a pilot with any c...
by Digger
Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:49 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Total Crane Disaster!
Replies: 6
Views: 1089

Re: Total Crane Disaster!

Briefly... The great big one is a "dragline". It has a bucket that's suspended from cables, open at the end, with a second cable that's 'drags' that bucket towards the machine. When loaded, the bucket is raised, the machine swings around, and the 'drag' cable is payed out, allowing the bucket to dum...
by Digger
Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:12 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Total Crane Disaster!
Replies: 6
Views: 1089

Re: Total Crane Disaster!

Here's some discussion, and some very good pictures of the aftermath: http://www.stripmine.org/cgi-bin/anyboa ... =2&gV=0&p=
by Digger
Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Kindergarten Controllers
Replies: 63
Views: 3508

Re: Kindergarten Controllers

An interesting point of view on that "fueling debate" thing: http://praxisfound.wordpress.com/2010/0 ... ss-at-jfk/
by Digger
Sat Mar 06, 2010 4:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Sick people in Texas.......
Replies: 16
Views: 701

Re: Sick people in Texas.......

Perhaps you should boycott Vegemite in protest?
by Digger
Sat Mar 06, 2010 2:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: ASDE-X problems at Boston Logan
Replies: 8
Views: 744

Re: ASDE-X problems at Boston Logan

It really bothers her because the false targets confuse the kids...
by Digger
Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Kindergarten Controllers
Replies: 63
Views: 3508

Re: Kindergarten Controllers

Yes, I do believe that you endangered yourself, your children and other children in a indirect way. If another equation had come into the environment (persons entering the area, machinery malfunction etc) and things had gone pear shaped. You, I believe by your actions, would have been the main caus...
by Digger
Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Kindergarten Controllers
Replies: 63
Views: 3508

Re: Kindergarten Controllers

.......I'm thinking that a 'Control Tower' is a place of work.....therefore not a place for children to 'play' TDU Thunder, I've had my children, and other kids, occasionally sit in the operator's seat and take a few bucketfuls of dirt, under my direct supervision, at low throttle settings and well...
by Digger
Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:28 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: ATC is easy, even a child can do it...
Replies: 4
Views: 549

Re: ATC is easy, even a child can do it...

It says something (I'm not sure what), that he'd make his observations in this thread, rather than the one that everybody else is using...
by Digger
Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:26 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Kindergarten Controllers
Replies: 63
Views: 3508

Re: Kindergarten Controllers

There are also rules about sterile cockpits, no idle talk that is not essential to the task at hand at certain portions of a flight, and a segment of the flight where this is the case is indeed when talking to the tower. Isn't it the case that the tower must also be sterile when dealing with arrivi...
by Digger
Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:20 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Kindergarten Controllers
Replies: 63
Views: 3508

Re: Kindergarten Controllers

It doesn't matter what I think. That's a cop out. I'm not an FAA administrator and I'm only one vote in the court of public opinion. You're bothering to discuss the topic, as a respected member of this highly respected aviation safety forum on http://WWW.Internet.com , thus helping to shape aforeme...
by Digger
Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:49 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Kindergarten Controllers
Replies: 63
Views: 3508

Re: Kindergarten Controllers

3WE, do you think safety was compromised?

If so, how?

If not, then what makes this worthy of the incredible attention it's getting?
by Digger
Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:19 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Kindergarten Controllers
Replies: 63
Views: 3508

Re: Kindergarten Controllers

So if can sum up everyone's opinions on the matter, it appears that the new Gold standard in aviation professionalism and safety is: "As long as nobody gets hurt, what's the big deal?" I think to anybody that understands the nuts and bolts of an airport tower operation, from a safety standpoint, th...
by Digger
Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:48 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: ASDE-X problems at Boston Logan
Replies: 8
Views: 744

Re: ASDE-X problems at Boston Logan

No, I didn't change the question, I just added another question because the false alert depicted in the video looked like "real" enough information to me. While the first thing I thought of was the potential for a controller to shut somebody down while on takeoff, leading to a messy overrun, the sec...
by Digger
Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:19 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: In my dreams
Replies: 13
Views: 1744

Re: In my dreams

I suspect your next dream involved child labourers in Asia putting machine parts in boxes labled 'Boeing' The kiddies are too busy building iPods http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aiEeeQNHkrOY As I've said before, we here in the US would do a lot better if, rather than our unions ...
by Digger
Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:11 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: ASDE-X problems at Boston Logan
Replies: 8
Views: 744

Re: ASDE-X problems at Boston Logan

I'm not sure what you'd consider "real info". http://avstop.com/news_feb_2010/bostons_logan_airport_radar_puts_traveling_public_at_risk.htm http://www.oig.dot.gov/sites/dot/files/pdfdocs/WEB_ASDE-X_10-31-07.pdf The report Linked in the opening post also says, " Video obtained by Fox Undercover from ...
by Digger
Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:28 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: ASDE-X problems at Boston Logan
Replies: 8
Views: 744

ASDE-X problems at Boston Logan

Video:http://topics.myfoxboston.com/m/2915599 ... geid=64403

Is anybody else just the least bit bothered by the FAA guy, Mr. Davies, saying that the system is operating exactly as it should?
by Digger
Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:09 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Continental Buffalo Crash
Replies: 407
Views: 36256

Re: Continental Buffalo Crash

What if the pilots truly were dead-dog tired, and functioning like zombies, and even "drifted out of normal conciousness". How would you reconcile that with this? ...board member Robert Sumwalt blasted the crew for engaging in almost a steady stream of extraneous conversation during much of the fli...
by Digger
Sat Jan 30, 2010 7:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: F.A.O. Digger
Replies: 3
Views: 408

Re: F.A.O. Digger

I'm impressed! It even has the hydraulic hoses to the backhoe. :clap:

I haven't spent much time on one of those recently, but if I'd kept a log book it'd probably show between 10 and 15 thousand hours on those machines.

Thanks. :D
by Digger
Sun Jan 24, 2010 4:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Aviation History Quizn
Replies: 17
Views: 818

Re: Aviation History Quizn

Close . This has to do with some very early flying that I did . At the age of 7, you used your mother's curtains as a cape, and did the Superman thing, jumping off the roof of the white building on the left, clearing the fence, but landing head first on the trash dumpster, accounting for the dented...

Go to advanced search